Hockey: North Feature Athlete – Fox Chapel junior Chad Veltri

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Name: Chad Veltri
School: Fox Chapel
Grade: 11
Sport: Hockey

Background: All-star games are usually known as high-scoring affairs, but Veltri has shut down the opposition in his opportunities against the league’s best. The Foxes junior stopped all 14 shots he faced Sunday to help the East to a 7-2 victory. Last season, Veltri stopped all 16 shots he faced in the all-star game. In regular-season play, Veltri is 4-6-2 with an .887 save percentage, the second-highest percentage among goaltenders in Class AA with at least 375 saves. 


Boys Basketball: Finally healthy, Fox Chapel a factor in Section 2-AAAA

Written by Joe Koch on .

Joe Koch profiles the Fox Chapel boys basketball team.

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"With an overall record of 6-6 and a Class AAAA Section 2 mark of 3-3 heading into Wednesday's non-section home game against North Hills, Fox Chapel Area basketball coach Zach Skrinjar is focusing on the back half of a schedule that could yield huge dividends for his Foxes.

"We're actually a little more healthy," Skrinjar said. "That was a big thing from the beginning of the season. But over the last few days, they're getting used to practicing with each other and playing with each other. So, it will be a benefit to have everyone healthy."

Skrinjar said that's crucial because he uses at least five players from his bench to spell the starting five. He's also hoping the team will become more consistent as the season winds down.

One factor that hasn't been a concern is the play of Billy Urso, a 5-foot-10 senior guard who is averaging 19.4 points a game."


Hockey: Foxes’ Rice picks up where he left off

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

After scoring just two goals in Fox Chapel’s first six games of the season, Jonathan Rice notched four goals in its last four games prior to the holiday break.

And in Fox Chapel’s first game after Christmas Monday night against Chartiers Valley, Rice was back in scoring mode.

Rice netted three goals, his first career hat trick at the high school level, to help the Foxes to a 6-5 victory over the Colts.


Photo Journal: Boys Basketball - Fox Chapel vs. Obama Academy (Dec. 27)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Fox Chapel and Obama Academy are paired in a match at the Shady Side Academy Boys Basketball Tournament, Saturday, December 27, 2014.  As Fox Chapel would take the lead, Obama Academy would catch up to keep it close throughout.  Fox Chapel prevails, defeating Obama Academy 61-55.

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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